Though Thomas Edison is recognized as the inventor of the light bulb, African-American inventor Lewis Latimer played an important role in its development. In 1881, Latimer patented a method for making carbon filaments, allowing light bulbs to burn for hours instead of minutes. Latimer also drafted the drawings that helped Alexander Graham Bell receive a patent for the telephone.
Totally GORGEOUS wallpaper I am allowed - this will be a feature wall in our lounge (I've already made matching Roman blinds!). Just a pity its everywhere (John Lewis and Corrie!!) but I love it so don't care!